So last month we got busy making awesome paper lanterns and now our handiwork will be on display for all to see.
What: The Flying Canoe Volant
When: February 3 and 4
Where: Mill Creek Ravine and La Cité francophone
Time: 6:00 - 10:00pm (ravine) / 6:00 - midnight (La Cité francophone)
The Flying Canoe Volant is a creative, interactive, and cultural event that celebrates local history and everything that is great about a long winter's night.
Loosely based on the legend of the Flying Canoe, and on French-Canadian, First Nation, and Métis traditions, the Flying Canoe Volant invites you for a nighttime adventure in Edmonton's French Quarter and along the illuminated trails of the Mill Creek Ravine.
Extending from the Mill Creek Ravine to La Cité francophone, this large-scale community offers something for everyone. In the ravine, you’ll step into a magical surrounding as you encounter artistic lighting installations and engage in Métis jigs/reels, bannock making, storytelling, drumming, and conversation. Emerging from the ravine, hop on a horse-drawn carriage towards La Cité francophone. On the way, a community stage, snacks and snow carvings await at Rutherford School. Finish off the night in celebration at La Cité francophone with bilingual musical performances in the cabaret, children's activities, multi-disciplinary Aboriginal artist representations, a winter patio, outdoor DJ and a snow slide.
Put on your Ritchie toque and mittens and come brave the cold! We are indeed fortunate to have this kind of winter festival right at our doorstep.